CHARMING ideas how to honor the International Human Rights Day
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
Here are some CHARMING ideas on how you can honor this day:
1. Read the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS. Alternatively, at least see a video about it.
2. Sign a petition to demand that the 2014 Sochi Olympics are not a manifestation of Human Rights violations.
3. Research, read and tell a friend what people of Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey, Thailand, Brazil and other countries around the world protested for this year.
4. Send a message to your local or national representative (council member, member of the Parliament) and ask them to take action on a problem you have been facing for some time now.
5. Check the number of women in your parliament, compared to the number of men. Think of why the difference is there!
6. While drinking your coffee, give it a thought where it came from. Google it. There is a chance it was grown in a plantation by children that are not in school.
7. Start recycling today! If you see no connection to Human Rights, google it!
8. Join the No Hate Speech Movement.
9. If you are a youth worker or involved in a youth organization, like the CHARMing page and stay tuned for opportunities on bringing Human Rights closer to your organization.
10. Share this post!